Australian plus-sized model Robyn Lawley opens up about her nude coal mining protest ( – July 31, 2014)

MODEL Robyn Lawley has come clean about her revealing nude protest against coal mining, taking Prime Minister Tony Abbott to task over his green credentials.

The 25-year-old Lawley, currently in New York, posted an image on her Instagram account earlier this week showing her stomach, breasts and “Stop coal mining” scrawled across her stomach in red lipstick.

Robyn said the protest was in response to the Federal Government’s approval of the Carmichael Coal Mine in Queensland.
Today she has taken another swipe at Prime Minister Tony Abbott, criticising his scrapping of the carbon tax earlier this month.

“After running a campaign that bewildered the public and convinced citizens they would have to pay said tax through increased energy bills, our leaders were able to shut the (carbon price) system down,” Lawley said.

“What’s the big deal? That scheme was meant to be a powerful incentive for all businesses to cut their pollution and by investing the tax dollars in clean technology and solutions.”

The popular model also raised her concerns about the government’s support for the expansion of the massive Abbott Point Coal Terminal in north Queensland.

“In addition to destroying action on climate change, the government seems to be on a ridiculous mission to destroy the Great Barrier Reef,” Robyn said.

“The Abbot Point coal terminal is close enough to the Reef to cause some serious damage.

“As you know, the Great Barrier Reef is a Natural Wonder of the World and the globe’s largest reef, stretching for 2,300 kilometres.

“It contributes $5.68 billion to the Australian economy per year and generates 69,000 jobs. It’s home to more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3,000 varieties of molluscs, 1,625 types of fish and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.

“You get the picture. It’s not okay to dump on the Reef.”

Robyn also took the opportunity to air her grievances with the government over its lack of investment in renewable energy technologies and perceived scaling back of science funding.

“Australia could be self-sufficient in renewable energy in nearly ten years by converting to solar and wind energy, but only if the country had the right social and political leadership.”

Despite her opposition to fossil fuels, Robyn said she was a realist and accepted coal and other minerals played a role in energy production.

If coal suddenly disappeared tomorrow, she pointed out, the world would be “in utter chaos” and be dragged back to a period not seen since pre-industrialisation.

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